Trio readies to take OCCC stage Sept. 28

September 24, 2010 Feature Print Print
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Sri Lankan pianist Dinuk Wijeratne, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Indian tabla prodigy Mayookh Bhaumik make up the Azmeh, Wijeratne, Mayookh Trio.

A mixture of Indian, Gypsy, and Middle Eastern music will be heard at OCCC when the Azmeh, Wijeratne, Mayookh Trio take stage in the Bruce Owen Theater at 7 p.m. tonight, said Cultural Programs Director Lemuel Bardeguez.

Bardeguez said he booked the trio after viewing their audition at a booking conference in Canada, calling them “the most unique in the conference.”

The trio is comprised of Sri Lankan pianist Dinuk Wijeratne, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Indian tabla prodigy Mayookh Bhaumik.Tabla is a term for drums used on the Indian subcontinent.

Together, the three create original compositions that most closely fit the jazz and world music genres, Bardeguez said.

“The trio is dynamic, very engaging,” Bardeguez said. “The music is unique so that anyone that enjoys music will like it.”

To purchase tickets, go online to www.occc.edu/cas or visit the Cultural Arts Series ticket office, which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in room 1G1A of the Main Building.

Student tickets, and children 17 and under, are $12.50. Seniors 55 and older, and OCCC faculty, staff, and Alumni Association members tickets are $19.50.

General admission tickets are $24.50.

Tickets also are available for pre-sale and at the door.

For more information, contact the Cultural Arts Series ticket office at 405-682-7579.

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